Chocolate Peanut Butter "SuperFood" Fudge
- 3/4 cup canned coconut milk (NOT the watered down "light" version which just replaces some of the healthy coconut fat with water...use the real full-fat version)
- 75g of raw cacao (available in most supermarkets in the health food sections)
- 4-5 tablespoons of peanut butter or your favourite nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, and/or macadamia butter, etc)
- 3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional, but if you're trying to go low-carb, keep these out)
- 1/2 cup whole raw almonds or other nuts (optional)
- 1/3 cup raw chopped pecans (optional)
- 1 scoop, about 25 gms of your favorite protein powder
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds, hemp seeds, and/or flax seeds (optional, but adds crazy amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants...plus a nutty taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A little natural stevia powder to sweeten (add a small amount to achieve the sweetness you prefer)
- add a small touch of real maple syrup if you want a more "blended" sweetness flavor (keep the amount small to keep sugar content low, such as 1-2 Tbsp max)
- Note on coconut milk : don't be afraid of the fats in this... coconut fat is mostly medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that are more readily used for energy and also contain a special fat called Lauric Acid, which is extremely healthy and supports the immune system
- Start by adding the coconut milk and vanilla extract to a small saucepan on VERY low heat -- the lowest heat setting. Add the cacao into pot. Add the nut butters and the stevia, and continuously stir until it all melts together into a smooth mixture.
- Then add the raisins or cranberries, nuts, seeds, protein powder, etc and stir until fully blended. If the mixture becomes too thick or dry consistency, just add a small amount more coconut milk. If the mixtures seems too wet, keep in mind that it will solidify a good bit once it goes in the fridge.
- Spoon/pour the fudge mixture onto some greaseproof paper in a dish and place in the fridge until it cools and solidifies together (3-4 hours). Cut into squares once firm and place in a closed container or cover with foil in fridge to prevent it from drying out.
- Enjoy small squares of this delicious healthy "super-food" fudge for dessert and for small snacks throughout the day. This is about as good as it gets for a healthy yet delicious treat!
- Even though this is a healthier dessert idea that's lower in sugar and higher in nutrition than most sweet treats, keep in mind that it is still calorie dense, so keep your portions reasonable. Give this recipe a try and I guarantee that you'll LOVE it.